The Scotch Whisky Association is committed to
protecting your privacy when you use our services or website. In
this policy, we explain how and why we collect your information,
what we do with it and what controls you have over our use of
From time to time, we add or change functions, features or
products to our website or add or change services. This, and our
commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information,
every effort to inform you of any changes.
Your privacy is of the greatest importance to us and we will never
release your personal information to any outside company for
mailing or marketing purposes.
You should only submit personal information through this website
proceed with navigating around our website, if you have any queries
firstname.lastname@example.org by email or
call +44 (0)131 222 9258
between 9am - 5pm (GMT) Mon-Fri.
What personal data do we collect and how do we use it?
(a) Data you provide to us:
The Scotch Whisky Association collects and processes
information about you in order to be able to provide the services
or information that you have requested.
We collect the information when you register with us,
ask us to contact you, request services or information. Collected
information could include your name, e-mail address, telephone
We will use the information you have provided to
fulfil our contractual obligations in relation to providing the
goods or services you have requested or where no contract exists,
our legitimate business interests in providing you with information
you have requested.
We will also send you details of our products, services or
information that we believe may be of interest to you where you
have "opted in" to receiving such information from us. If at any
time you do not wish to receive this information, please email us
Otherwise, click on the "unsubscribe" link in any of the emails
received from us.
We will not share, sell or rent your personal information to third
You are under no obligation to provide any
information, but if you do not then we may not be able to provide
you with certain services or personalise your experience and tailor
our services for you.
Cookies are small text files containing information sent by a web
server to a web browser, and stored on your computer, tablet or
mobile phone when you visit certain web pages. The information is
then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page
from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track
the web browser.
Our website uses the following categories of cookies:
"Session cookies" - these keep track of you while you navigate our
website,and will be deleted from your computer when you close your
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google
Analytics generates statistical and other information about use of
our website such as number of new visitors to our website, how long
visitors spend browsing our website and which pages they viewed by
means of cookies which are stored on users' computers.
You can find out more about Google Analytics here: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
If you prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our
website, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this.
Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your
particular browser (or your mobile phone's manual) to learn how to
change your cookie preferences. Most browsers allow you to reject
cookies. Blocking cookies can have a negative impact upon the
usability of many websites, including our website. If you block
cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our
If you leave click through to another website from our website,
check the third-party websites for more information about their
cookies and how to manage them.
Where our website contains links to other websites, this privacy
policy will not apply to those third-party websites. When you link
applies to that website.
To learn more about the Cookies please see www.aboutcookies.org.uk
Here is a list of the main Cookies used by The Scotch Whisky
Association and what they are used for:
We place a great importance on the security of all
information received by us. We have appropriate security measures
in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of
customer data under our control. For example, only authorised
personnel have access to user information that is protected by
strong passwords together with up-to-date firewalls and anti-virus
software. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or
alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to
Where is the information stored?
We use Rackspace as our hosting provider which hold
all of our websites. Rackspace is one of the leading providers and
are adhering to all GDPR regulations - https://www.rackspace.com/en-gb/gdpr.
This is necessary in order to process the information and to send
you any information you have requested. Information submitted by
you may be transferred by us to our other offices and/or, to
reputable third-party suppliers, which may be situated outside the
European Union, in which case we will implement appropriate
security measures. Not all countries outside the EU have data
protection or privacy laws.
How long do we keep your data?
We keep personal data until you indicate that you no
longer wish to receive information from us.
Comments / Subject Access Requests
Your rights in relation to any of your personal data
we process are:
(a) the right to request a copy of the information we hold about
(b) a right to correct data that we hold about you that is
inaccurate or incomplete;
(c) in certain circumstances, a right to request that we erase the
data from our records;
(d) in certain circumstances, the right to restrict our processing
of the data;
(e) in certain circumstances a right to have the data we hold
transferred to another organisation;
(f) a right to object to certain types of processing;
(g) a right to object to purely automated decision making,
(h) a right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office
or any other supervisory authority in an EU member state where any
alleged breach of your rights has occurred
If you have any questions, concerns or comments about our Privacy
Policy or wish to exercise one of your rights set out above please
contact us at either
Address: The Scotch Whisky Association, 1st Floor, Quartermile 2,
2 Lister Square, Edinburgh EH3 9GL, UK
We are committed to ensuring that your personal data
is processed lawfully, fairly and securely. If you have any
questions or concerns about the way in which we process your data
please contact us at the address above and we will attempt to
resolve any issues you have. If you remain unsatisfied you can
contact the Information Commissioner's Office